Why insider trading matters?

Numerous studies have examined whether there is evidence that U.S. insiders systematically trade on private information despite the legal deterrence. The consensus appears to be that insider purchases (but not sales) tend to be followed by positive abnormal stock price performance, particularly for small growth stocks.

- Prof. B. Espen Eckbo, Dartmouth College
First Choice Bancorp (FCBP)
Sector: Financial Services; Industry: Banks—Regional

First Choice Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for First Choice Bank that provides retail, personal, and commercial banking products and services to individuals, families, and small and medium-sized businesses. The company also provides treasury management, online and mobile banking, commercial credit cards, debit cards, and automated teller machines, as well as bank-by-mail, courier, commercial cash vault, domestic and international wires, and international services. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Cerritos, California.


Trade Date Insider Title Buy/Sell #Shares Price Value Option
2019-02-21 Franko Robert President & CEO Buy 314 $21.92 $6,892 No
2019-02-21 May Leonard EVP & Chief Credit Officer Buy 131 $21.93 $2,869 No
2019-02-21 Su Yolanda EVP & Chief Operations Admin. Buy 395 $21.90 $8,652 No
2019-02-21 Salinas Maria Director Buy 115 $21.90 $2,517 No
2019-02-21 Iino Thomas Director Buy 247 $21.94 $5,429 No
2019-02-21 MAIZEL LUIS Director Buy 325 $21.91 $7,113 No
2019-02-21 Hui Peter Chairman of the Board Buy 8,104 $21.96 $177,949 No
2019-02-05 Iino Thomas Director Sell 870 $22.35 $19,447 No
2018-12-14 Hui Peter Chairman of the Board Buy 2,000 $21.51 $43,020 No
2018-12-11 Hui Peter Chairman of the Board Buy 2,300 $21.96 $50,497 No
2018-11-26 GRAY JAMES H Director Buy 119 $22.93 $2,738 No
2018-11-26 Pranav Pravin Director Buy 1,470 $22.50 $33,064 No
2018-11-26 Hui Peter Chairman of the Board Buy 6,545 $22.57 $147,700 No
2018-11-26 Chan Homer Director Buy 643 $22.53 $14,485 No
2018-11-26 Bhakta Roshan Director Buy 937 $22.91 $21,462 No
2018-11-26 Franko Robert President & CEO Buy 273 $22.64 $6,178 No
2018-11-26 May Leonard EVP & Chief Credit Officer Buy 112 $22.80 $2,549 No
2018-11-26 Su Yolanda EVP & Chief Operations Admin. Buy 365 $22.50 $8,221 No
2018-11-26 Freifeld Max Director Buy 1,634 $22.50 $36,774 No
2018-11-26 Iino Thomas Director Buy 243 $22.83 $5,549 No
2018-11-26 MAIZEL LUIS Director Buy 312 $22.60 $7,050 No
2018-11-26 Thong Phillip Vice Chairman of the Board Buy 834 $22.68 $18,917 No
2018-11-21 Hui Peter Chairman of the Board Buy 2,000 $22.16 $44,318 No
2018-11-05 Thong Phillip Vice Chairman of the Board Buy 367 $22.45 $8,239 No
2018-10-08 Hui Peter Chairman of the Board Buy 13,411 $26.94 $361,320 No
2018-10-03 Hui Peter Chairman of the Board Buy 6,589 $26.95 $177,560 No
2018-09-10 Chan Homer Director Buy 519 $27.71 $14,381 No
2018-09-10 Iino Thomas Director Buy 15 $27.70 $406 No
2018-09-10 Su Yolanda EVP & Chief Operations Admin. Buy 295 $27.70 $8,162 No
2018-09-10 May Leonard EVP & Chief Credit Officer Buy 91 $27.75 $2,531 No

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